Illustrator Rick Anderson talked with Mrs. Manning's 1st grade class about how pictures help tell a story. A former elementary art teacher, Mr. Anderson is the illustrator of the book M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet, a book about his home state.
Mr. Anderson explained to the students that illustrations come after the writing of a story, and that he sometimes has to redo and edit his work several times before the finished product.
In our library we have the book P is for Passport: A World Alphabet that Mr. Anderson illustrated a page of. The 1st grade class did a wonderful job of listening and asking questions as Mr. Anderson shared his art studio with us.